A day out with steam engines, classic cars & other great toys!

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A day out with steam engines, classic cars & other great toys!

Post by LM24HRS » Mon May 23, 2016 4:35 pm

Last Sunday my wife and I ventured out into the damp British countryside to the Fawley Vintage Festival 2016. This event was open to the general public to celebrate Sir William McAlpine's 80th birthday. For those of you not aware, Sir William is a former Director of the company Sir Robert McApine, a civil and engineering company that goes back to 1869. Sir William is an acknowledged railway enthusiast and has amassed all manner of machinery and engineering artifacts during his years.

The Festival was certainly unique to any other steam fair, there was a huge amount of "Boys Toys" available to marvel from various flying displays from aircraft such as a Spitfire, Hurricane and a pair of Tri-planes to mention a few. On the ground could be found numerous traction engines, plenty of classic and vintage cars. Buses and coaches, men working in period road works (1950's style), steam rollers. There was even a full blown real live moving armoured tank! Oh and of course a beer tent!

Anyway thought you might like to see some photos. Unfortunately it rained most of Saturday so the ground conditions were not the best.
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I will publish some more later. Enjoy.
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Post by DeadCanDanceR » Mon May 23, 2016 6:11 pm

Nice! Thanks for sharing! :)
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Post by David MG » Tue May 24, 2016 2:08 am

Love the Regent AEC Mammoth.
Regent was a British oil company jointly owned by Texaco & Chevron. It originally traded from Regent Wharf in London, hence the name.
Now Texaco is owned by Chevron (Standard Oil of California).
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Post by Jager » Tue May 24, 2016 3:02 am

LM24HRS wrote:Image
David MG wrote:Love the Regent AEC Mammoth.
I thought it looked vaguely familiar :

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Post by David MG » Tue May 24, 2016 4:06 am

Jager wrote:
I thought it looked vaguely familiar :

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It's a Foden FG for the pedantic!
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Post by GBOAC002 » Tue May 24, 2016 4:51 am

Great pics. Thanks for sharing. As a kid I don't ever remember seeing a 1:1 Foden FG tanker although I desperately wanted the Dinky Supertoys version but never got it because my parents either couldn't afford it or it was in short supply in the early 1950s. I was given the 'plain jane' Red cab fawn tank plain version and then blue cab mid blue tank later - both really dull by comparison. Seeing your photos think the AEC would have made a much better subject for the Regent brand. Beaulieu Autojumble was also last weekend and suffered rain on the Saturday according to a pal of mine who was there.

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Post by JSB33 » Tue May 24, 2016 5:53 am

Really enjoy seeing the old trucks. I have been to a steam tractor show, its scary and exciting at the same time.
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Post by LM24HRS » Tue May 24, 2016 4:49 pm

Thanks all for your kind comments, glad they fitted the bill, :)

I suspected the tanker lorry would provoke some memories when I took the photo.

Anyway, some rather nice classic cars this time.

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Post by Ozmac » Tue May 24, 2016 7:25 pm

Oh you had a grand day out! Thanks for sharing, really enjoyed every last shot.

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Post by Featherless_Biped » Tue May 24, 2016 11:09 pm

LM24HRS wrote:Anyway, some rather nice classic cars this time.
Indeed ! 8-)

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Post by David MG » Wed May 25, 2016 2:11 am

Great pics. Really loved the Alfa engine shot. Engineering poetry.
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Post by LM24HRS » Wed May 25, 2016 4:53 pm

Once again many thanks for your interest and kind words.

I promise this is the last lot. I don't want to bore you all to death with my holiday snaps ;)

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A London bus and a Spitfire - True Brit!

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That's all folks.
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Post by Tom » Mon Apr 24, 2017 3:55 pm

Just found this and enjoyed it a lot. Thanks for posting! The gents leaning against the steam engine are almost perfect, with the smartphone as the only giveaway.

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Post by johann.nunweiller » Mon Apr 24, 2017 4:12 pm

A great day for collectors and passionate!

Thanks for sharing!

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Post by LUW » Mon Apr 24, 2017 4:19 pm

What a nice way to spend a day.
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Post by LM24HRS » Thu Apr 27, 2017 3:46 pm

Tom wrote:Just found this and enjoyed it a lot. Thanks for posting! The gents leaning against the steam engine are almost perfect, with the smartphone as the only giveaway.
Tom, I thought that was his little "black" book ;)
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